Operation Help-A-Hero

47 Wards including my office are partnering with Operation Help-A-Hero. We will be collecting basic household items and toiletries throughout the month of June in an effort to help the hundreds of Chicagoland veterans who are homeless. All donations will be delivered to the United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA). The VA will distribute materials to qualifying veterans in need of assistance.

I will be accepting donations at my office throughout starting from May 30th until July 4th.

New, store bought items that will be collected include:

• Personal Hygiene Items including bath soap, shampoo, conditioner, razors, feminine pads, shaving cream, deodorant, combs hair brushes, nail clippers, toothpaste, and toothbrushes


• Kitchen & Cleaning Items including plastic kitchen trash cans, Windex, Pine Sol, dish washing liquid, dishcloths, sponges, mops, buckets, brooms, dustpans, and paper towels


• Bathroom & Miscellaneous Items including shower curtains, toilet paper (4 or 6 pack), plungers, toilet brushes, toilet bowl cleaner, bath towels (2), wash cloths, smoke detectors with batteries, flashlights with batteries, garbage bags, laundry baskets, hampers, and laundry detergent

For more information on this program, please contact the office at chicagoward31@gmail.com

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